Apple Updates MacBooks to Santa Rosa, GMA X3100

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    As rumored, Apple has quietly updated the MacBook tonight to the Santa Rosa architecture with mild speed bumps and the new GMA X3100 integrated video.

    White 13.3"
    $1099.00 2.0GHz/2x512MB/80GB/Combo/GMA X3100
    $1299.00 2.2GHz/2x512MB/120GB/SD-DL/GMA X3100

    Black 13.3"
    $1499.00 2.2GHz/2x512MB/160GB/SD-DL/GMA X3100

    The new MacBooks use the Santa Rosa chipset which boasts a faster 800MHz front side bus over the previous MacBook models. The new specs can be seen at the Apple Store



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    Not a really spectacular update but a nice speedbump. Not aluminum ? Maybe the next revision.

    What is strange - if I go into the store right now - the old Macbooks show.
     
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    I am sorry, but I don't see any change at all from the page, what was changed?

    Can somebody give me a before and after comparison here?

    Thanks
     
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    yawn...I guess we kinda saw it coming though.

    LMAO at combo drive still being there...how pathetic. Why would they do that? Go into any big box store and you'd be hard pressed to find a single laptop with no DVD burner - it's become so mainstream now that it's really weird Apple still hasn't fully adopted it across the line.
     
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    No LED, but now upgradable HD is maxed at 250gb. small speed bump, up to 4 gig RAM now though.

    I'm content. Combo Drive is still around, wtf.:mad::mad:
     
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    now that's surprising^^. nice surprise though.

    Looks like Apple is milking the cow, and we'll see major updates in January.

    What do you think
     
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    Awwwww

    Yeah im soooooooooooooo dissapointed. Whatever happened to the aluminun casing..Grrrrrr:(
     
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    Yeah, same for me on the UK store. How much better is the x3100 than GMA950 anyway? I heared there was quite a difference.
     
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    Looks like an error, as the macbook description page nor the models on sale have been updated....
     
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    No x3100?

    According to the specpage the new models do not sport the new x3100... I hope that's a typo?
     
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    Think the new Alum MB that was seen was probably something for MWSF, not a MB but a MBP or the new slim jim MBP. They have also added a few options when purchasing for software like iWork and Final Cut and Logic Express (or I think thats new) and Aperture as well.
     
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    Apple hasn't updated their product pages yet.

    Here's a screenshot from the store
     

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    The "compare specs" page on the store website has been updated, just not the product info pages on apple.com
     
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    This isn't it

    Relax. Apple never has a big update in November. The real update to the Macbooks will happen in the spring next year. They like to put the good stuff out after Christmas so the money keeps rolling in. They are going to have a good December anyways.

    [Edit:] Check out the specs. They finally included a real graphics card for the mid and high end Macbook just for you gamers.
     
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    Odd - it was showing in US store and now its not

    Maybe someone dropped a clanger and put the new content live early - and it should have been next tuesday!
     
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    don't see it either. still lists the GMA 950 throughout the site.

    :confused: :mad:

    Edit: I see a 4GB option on the order page though...
     
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    I'm guessing there will be new MBPs in january, but these MBs will remain the same for at least 6 months.
     
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    Any sign the Mini got a stealth update too?

    I still can't believe the combodrive is still there. TOTALLY unacceptable.
     
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    weird

    yeah for me as well....it shows the old description. on the graphics it says "Intel GMA 950 graphics processor with 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory"...:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
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    It is on the compare specs link on the MacBook order section, until they update the Mac Hardware link.

    At least they updated the share memory to 144MB. :p
     
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    I really didn't expect them to release a crazy new macbook before Macworld... I think now they can do a whole new design for Macworld.... Lets see what happens
     

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